Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B
Entertainer with quad-core power. The 16.4" Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1/E with an Intel Core i7 740QM CPU and a Nvidia Geforce GT 425M graphic card promises strong performance. Find out how it performs in our row of tests and what this has to do with display spotting and whistling noises in our comprehensive review.
Source: SFT - 12/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 77%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Display excellent, performance very good, speakers good, fan uncomfortable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2010
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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